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World Cup Permutations: Which Each County Needs To Qualify?

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Who needs what to make it through to the Round of 16 at the World Cup? And who could soon be on their way home?

With Matchday 2 almost completed, these are what each country has to do in order to qualify for the lockout stages.

Group A
Ecuador-Senegal (29 November, 18:00 local time) Netherlands-Qatar (29 November, 18:00 local time)

Netherlands need to win or draw to qualify. They will still qualify if they lose, provided Ecuador beat Senegal.

Ecuador need to win or draw to qualify. They remain in contention to qualify if they lose and Qatar beat Netherlands.

Senegal need to win to qualify but remain in contention if they draw and Qatar beat Netherlands.

Qatar are eliminated.

Group B
Wales-England (29 November, 22:00 local time) IR Iran-USA (29 November, 22:00 local time)

England will qualify with a win or draw. Depending on goal difference, the Three Lions could also make it through in defeat.

Wales must win to have any chance of progressing.

Iran are guaranteed to progress if they beat USA. A draw will also take the Iranians through provided Wales do not beat England (in which case goal difference will come into play).

For USA, it’s simple: win and they are through. Lose or draw and they will be heading home.

Group C
Saudi Arabia v Mexico (30 November, 22:00 local time) Poland v Argentina (30 November, 22:00 local time)

Poland will be through with a win or a draw, but would be knocked out by a defeat coupled with a Saudi Arabia victory. If Poland lose and Saudi Arabia draw, the two teams will have to be separated by goal difference. If Poland lose and Mexico win, their fate will also be decided on goal difference.

Argentina must win to be sure of progressing, while a draw would be enough if Mexico and Saudi Arabia also draw. However, a draw coupled with a Saudi Arabia victory would see La Albiceleste knocked out, and a draw coupled with a Mexico win takes the group to goal difference. Argentina are out if they lose.

Saudi Arabia will reach the Round of 16 if they win. A draw would be enough if Poland defeat Argentina, but if both matches are tied, they will go out. Should Argentina defeat Poland and Saudi Arabia draw, progress will be decided on goal difference between the European and Middle East sides. Defeat would see them knocked out.

Mexico must win to have any chance of staying in the competition. They will be sure to go through if Poland win. If they win and Argentina and Poland draw, it will come down to goal difference with Argentina. Should Argentina win, goal difference will be required to separate Mexico and Poland.

Group D
Tunisia-France (30 November, 18:00 local time) Australia-Denmark (30 November, 18:00 local time)

France are already qualified and will top the group unless they lose to Tunisia and Australia beat Denmark, which would leave them tied on six points with the Socceroos.

Victory will see Australia qualify, while a draw would be enough unless Tunisia beat France, which would see the North African side go through on goal difference.

Denmark must win against Australia and, if they do so, will be certain to qualify unless Tunisia beat France, which would leave them tied on four points with the Carthage Eagles.

Tunisia must beat France and hope Denmark avoid defeat by Australia to be in contention to qualify.

World Cup 2022 Qatar Group Marches

Monday, November 28
Cameroon v Serbia – Buy World Cup Tickets
South Korea v Ghana – Buy World Cup Tickets
Brazil v Switzerland – Buy World Cup Tickets
Portugal v Uruguay – Buy World Cup Tickets

Tuesday, November 29
Holland v Qatar – Buy World Cup Tickets
Ecuador v Senegal – Buy World Cup Tickets
Iran v USA – Buy World Cup Tickets
Wales v England – Buy World Cup Tickets

Wednesday, November 30
Australia v Denmark – Buy World Cup Tickets
Tunisia v France – Buy World Cup Tickets
Poland v Argentina – Buy World Cup Tickets
Saudi Arabia v Mexico – Buy World Cup Tickets

Thursday, December 1
Croatia v BelgiumBuy World Cup Tickets
Canada v Morocco – Buy World Cup Tickets
Japan v SpainBuy World Cup Tickets
Costa Rica v GermanyBuy World Cup Tickets

Friday, December 2
Ghana v Uruguay – Buy World Cup Tickets
South Korea v Portugal – Buy World Cup Tickets
Cameroon v Brazil – Buy World Cup Tickets
Serbia v Switzerland – Buy World Cup Tickets

Last 16
Saturday, December 3
Match 49 – 1A v 2B – Khalifa International Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets
Match 50 – 1C v 2D – Al Rayyan Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets

Sunday, December 4
Match 52 – 1D v 2C – Al Thumama Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets
Match 51 – 1B v 2A – Al Bayt Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets

Monday, December 5
Match 53 – 1E v 2F – Al Janoub Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets
Match 54 – 1G v 2H – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets

Tuesday, December 6
Match 55 – 1F v 2E – Education City Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets
Match 56 – 1H v 2G – Lusail Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets

Quarter-finals
Friday, December 9

Match 57 – Winner of Match 49 v Winner Match 50 – Lusail Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets
Match 58 – Winner of Match 53 v Winner Match 54 – Education City Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets

Saturday, December 10
Match 59 – Winner Match 51 v Winner Match 52 – Al Bayt Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets
Mach 60 – Winner Match 55 v Winner Match 56 – Al Thumama Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets

Semi-finals
Tuesday, December 13

Match 61 – Winner Match 57 v Winner Match 58 – Lusail Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets

Wednesday, December 14
Match 62 – Winner Match 59 v Winner Match 60 – Al Bayt Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets

Third-place play-off
Saturday, December 17

Match 63 – Khalifa International Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets

Final
Sunday, December 18

Match 64 – Lusail Stadium – Buy World Cup Tickets